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Swiss planes collide at Zurich airport

Two planes belonging to the new national carrier, Swiss, have been badly damaged after crashing into one another at Zurich airport.

No one was injured in the collision, which involved an Airbus A330 and a MD-83.

According to company spokesman Herbert Schmell, the Airbus was taxiing towards its parking position when its wing clipped the rear of the MD-83, which had just landed from Geneva.

The passengers had already disembarked from the planes by the time of the crash.

The accident comes four months after a Crossair jet crashed in poor weather conditions on its final approach to Zurich airport, killing 24 people on board.

Just a few days later, there was a "near miss" at the airport when a Crossair Saab 2000 narrowly missed an Air Portugal Airbus during take-off.


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